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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by NJBLZ, Apr 7, 2006.
this is stupid, not sure how to describe it otherwise.
it kinda looks like the old fuel altered cars, but its a little to high
kinda like this:
Way back when I was in High school, one of my friends had a '62 2 door Falcon with a 429 SCJ ,Super T-10 4 speed and straight front axle--when he would dump the clutch you never knew which way it was going to go.
Wheelstand city,,, thing was frikin' scary fast...
sweet,just like an old gasser.
personally, i think its sweet. maybe a little higher than what i would build. but with the CG that high, i bet it transfers weight like a psycho.
when we had the '65 ElCamino, we were talking about converting it to straight axle.
how do you know it has M1008 springs? got a link to where you got it from? looks like too much arch, and too many leaves for an M1008 pack, they're 3 leaf IIRC.
MAN,that woulda been cool,bro.i love that crazy look.
It looks like a front straight axle out of an old Dodge van. GM P30 chasis also have an I-Beam axle as well.
P30 would be 8 lug, and much beefier than that axle.
could be the Dodge though. early Ford trucks also used a straight axle.
where's the damned nitro tank in place of the front bumper.
your right,where is that tank? can you get strait axles after market?
the car is a good idea, just poorly executed, it don't look right
of course straight axles are available aftermarket, thanks to the street rod industry. finding a "straight" one might be a bit of a challenge, since most manufacturers offer them in radiused designs to allow for a lower stance (i have a secret urge to build a street rod )
Just look for old ford vans in the junky-yard.
Looks more like Superlift 12" front springs to me.
true,but finding a 41 willys coupe is harder than taking what you have and trying to get the same results.
me also, i want to go fast for awhile. i almost bought a new mustang.
lots of straight axles...
They used straight axles in Chevy Vans until 1970 (the "flat nosed" vans!)..we sold a lot of straight axles at the junkyard I worked at,we had the last remaining stock in new england of old cars and trucks that used them..the 1955-57 GM pickups used them too,as did many 2wd ford and dodge trucks,and the forementioned "P" series "step" vans used for deliveries...we had more calls looking for them than actual axles for sale though..we found 3 or 4 buried in the mud and grown over in bushes when the yard close up,and all the cars were crushed..sold them at a swap meet no problem!..
I kinda like the looks of a straight axle in a car..had a friend with a 66 Nova that had one,it was scary to drive though..it would be going along nicely,then one wheel hit a dip in the road,and it was swerve city !..it had a mean 327 out of a Vette in it,a 375 hp version..did pretty good on the track,he used to run 12's and 13's in the 1/4 mile with it....
ok, I've been away for a few days, Its kinda like a gasser but way too high.
If you wanna see gassers click here
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